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October 28, 2013

ISO 27001 standard benefits, implementation tips and security controls

Dejan Kosutic is an expert in information security management and business continuity management. In this interview he talks about the key changes in the ISO 27001: 2013 revision, the new security controls, mandatory documentation, implementation challenges, and much more.

What are the key changes in the ISO 27001: 2013 revision, as well as the benefits?

The key benefit of this new ISO 27001 is that it can be more easily implemented in smaller companies – a greater degree of flexibility is allowed, and a smaller number of mandatory documents is needed. For instance, the risk assessment process is simplified, and there are no more requirements to document procedures like internal audit or corrective action.

What are the new security controls and how does the 2013 revision deal with new risks?

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Dejan Kosutic is an expert in information security management and business continuity management. In this interview he talks about the key changes in the ISO 27001: 2013 revision, the new security controls, mandatory documentation, implementation challenges, and much more.

What are the key changes in the ISO 27001: 2013 revision, as well as the benefits?

The key benefit of this new ISO 27001 is that it can be more easily implemented in smaller companies – a greater degree of flexibility is allowed, and a smaller number of mandatory documents is needed. For instance, the risk assessment process is simplified, and there are no more requirements to document procedures like internal audit or corrective action.

What are the new security controls and how does the 2013 revision deal with new risks?It could have been so much worse.

A year ago this week, the 1,000-mile-wide monster known as Sandy bashed into the coast, causing massive tidal flooding and wind damage before moving inland, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people in South Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania.

But a change in its path could have brought here the widespread destruction and misery seen in New York and Northern New Jersey's shore. The story of the superstorm could have been much different given that so many residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs were unprepared, officials say.


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